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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 Excerpt: ...there is no security against that clause bringing on a secular department, even to the exclusion of the reading of the Bible by the children; in the mere provision that the Bible shall be read in the school, because if the master read it, or if he has it read to Church of England children, either alternative would satisfy the clause. I beg to say, that we consider on public and general grounds, quite apart from the particular question of Church of England schools, that this is a direct infraction of the original arrangements between, I may say the House of Commons and, through them, the country and the Government, in the matter of Rev. G. H. education, and even an infringement of the last Fagan. authentic document which the Privy Council have put forward, namely, the Revised Code. 23 May I should particularly wish, if you will allow me, l5to call the attention of the Committee to the evidence of Mr. Lingen before the Commissioners of Inquiry on Education, at page 62, in volume 6. That gentleman, in his evidence, quotes to the Commissioners the following words of the Order of Council of June 1839: "AVe are desirous of furthering your Majesty's wish, that children should be duly trained in the principles of the Christian religion, while the rights of conscience are respected;" and Mr. Lingen adds, " The Committee have always taken these words as the guiding principle of their actions. In pursuance of these principles," Mr. Lingen goes on to state in his evidence, " no secular school can receive a grant, for the school must either belong to one of those denominations which the Committee of Privy Council has expressly recognised, or it must put itself under the Minutes of 3d of December 1839, which provide that religious instruction sha...
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